Free hearing test with local app hearZA
Posted on March 03, 2016
An app that lets users test their hearing using their smart device has been developed and validated by researchers at UP and was officially launched on 2 March 2016 ahead of World Hearing Day on 3 March.
EBIT Dean Wins the SAIEE 2015 Engineering Excellence Award
Posted on November 19, 2015
Professor Sunil Maharaj, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT, was recently awarded the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) 2015 Engineering Excellence Award at its Annual SAIEE Banquet and Awards Function.
EBIT paper wins IEEE Africon 2015 Conference Best Paper Award
Posted on September 28, 2015
Prof Maharaj, Dean of EBIT and his student, Mr Pandelani Munyai won the Best Paper Award. The title of their paper was, “On the Improvement of Phase Noise Errors in Wireless Communication systems”. Mr Pandelani Munyai is studying toward his Masters in Electronic Engineering and this...
Marco van Dijk receives WRC award.
Posted on September 18, 2015
On 17 September, Mr Marco van Dijk from the Department of Civil Engineering was awarded the Water Research Commission Knowledge Tree Award in the category: New products and services for economic development.
UP Engineering student awarded TATA Scholarship at South African Women in Science Awards
Posted on August 27, 2015
In recognition of her outstanding academic and research ability, Ms Marilize Everts, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded a TATA Scholarship for doctoral studies at the South African Women in Science Awards...
First-of-its-kind 3D imaging workshop set to change the way we see
Posted on August 21, 2015
This October, UP will be hosting a first-of-its-kind 3D imaging workshop that is likely to change the face of research in South Africa.
SKA is helping to bring Africa into the knowledge economy
Posted on June 19, 2015
The SKA project is the source of significant innovation, including the development of the ‘industrial’ techniques required to build an industrial-scale telescope.
Thinking out of the dam: pipeline power
Posted on March 31, 2015
‘People think that because South Africa is a dry country, there is not a lot of opportunity for hydropower,’ says water engineer Marco van Dijk, ‘but it is actually low-hanging fruit.’